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in the courts of florida and finally the u.s. supreme court. join me as we look back as the suspenseful 36 days as the fight for the white house continued between then vice president al gore and texas governor george w. bush. >> so much bitterness in washington. time to have a fresh start. >> one of the reasons i was successful as the governor of texas is because i didn't try to be all things to all people. >> the only way to convince voters to vote for al gore was to not ask them for a third clinton term. >> we are entering a new time. we are electing a new president and i stand here tonight as my own man and i want you to know me for who i really am. >> well, about a week and a half before the election, karl rove suggested that george bush could actually win by as many as nine points across the country. >> bret. >> the bush campaign is asking me to wait 20 minutes on the story to get they're ducks in a row. >> we can't do that. >> revealations about governor george w. bush. >> there is a report out tonight that 24 years ago i was apprehended in maine for a d.u.i. that is an accurate story. >>
of the television news networks. that let to endless legal battles in the courts of florida and finally the u.s. supreme court. join me as we look back as the suspenseful 36 days as the fight for the white house continued between then vice president al gore and texas governor george w. bush. >> so much bitterness in washington. time to have a fresh start. >> one of the reasons i was successful as the governor of texas is because i didn't try to be all things to all people. >> the only way to convince voters to vote for al gore was to not ask them for a third clinton term. >> we are entering a new time. we are electing a new president and i stand here tonight as my own man and i want you to know me for who i really am. >> well, about a week and a half before the election, karl rove suggested that george bush could actually win by as many as nine points across the country. >> bret. >> the bush campaign is asking me to wait 20 minutes on the story to get they're ducks in a row. >> we can't do that. >> revealations about governor george w. bush. >> there is a report out tonight that 24 years ago
. that led to angry legally battles in the courts of florida and finally the u.s. supreme court. join me as we look back as those 36 days as the fight for the white house continues between then vice president al gore and texas governor george w. bush. >> to have a fresh start. one of the reasons i was successful as governor i didn't try to be all things to all people. >> the only way we could convince voters to vote for al gore -- >> we are electing a new president and i stand here as my own man. i want you to know me for who i truly am. >> about a week and a half before the election, karl rove suggested that bush could he could with win by nine points. >> brett, they are waiting 20 minutes on the story. >> we have four days before the left polls before revelations about george w. bush. >> there is a report out tonight 24 years i was apprehended in maine for a d.u.i.. >> he blames me and fox for breaking that story. he believes that george w. bush's election campaign was derailed with suburban women voters as consequence of that story. >> friday before the election, we had a tracking pol
ferocidad de esta tormenta. el partido se suspendiÓ. en la florida se han emitido alertas por ojalÁ sean y fuertes vientos. >> los agricultores estamos sugiriendo que rieguen de hoy en la noche hasta maÑana en la maÑana. -se han. -para los. >> en medio de la tempestad algunos decidieron dejar el calor de sus hogares y cenar afuera. las mascotas tambiÉn estÁn siendo protegidas para combatir el mal tiempo. para los niÑos, el tiempo nunca es malo, es perfecto para jugar en medio de la nieve. >> se ha declarado en emergencia en varias ciudades. las pÉrdidas agrÍcolas suman mil millones de dÓlares. >> regresamos con nuestro meteorÓlogo para comunicar sobre lo mÁs reciente, lo del fin de semana tambiÉn. se hablaba de mejorÍas esta noche pero, comparado a lo que pasÓ? a lo que vendrÍa? >> lo peor de la tormenta ha pasado. sesigue moviendo en aguas del atlÁntico. los vientos irÁn disminuyendo en forma progresiva. vamos a nuestras imÁgenes. la tormenta se estÁ alejando pero maine todavÍa estÁ recibiendo alguna buena dosis de nieve. algunos sectores de massachusetts y del extremo
>>> school board standoff. a gunman storms a florida school board meeting and opens fire. >>> wintry wallop. the east coast and midwest remain locked in the icy grip of a dangerous deep freeze. >>> and the belaggio bandit. in a holy orders wood-worthy heist, a robbed man robs a vegas casino of $1.5 million and slips into the night. this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, december 15th. this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, december 15th. 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good to see you this wednesday. i' 137 i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. this morning, still isn't clear why a man opened fire at a florida school board meeting. what's amazing, that no one was hurt but the gunman. the gunman was shot in that case minutes before the room was filled with students, the dramatic confrontation was caught on tape. manuel gallegus reports. >> i don't want anybody to get hurt. >> reporter: the superintendent of schools in panama city pleads with a man who pulls out a gun at a school board meeting. but the man identified by police as clay duke refuses to back
the no labels conference. we will hear from new york city mayor michael bloomberg, florida governor charlie crist, and congressman michael castle of delaware. topics include redistricting and election reform. columbia university in new york posted this event. it is 30 minutes. >> the reason that it exists is that people always act rationally, or virtually always act rationally. if you were a legislator, you would not want competition. the natural thing is to want to be able to go from election cycle to election cycle, move your way up toward being president of the united states, and not have to run the risk of being unemployed and going into the private sector, which scares the bid jesus out of them. the bejesusres' out of them. >> there are no jobs. >> well, there are no jobs because of their actions. i do not think you can expect much change. the interesting thing in new york where ed koch created an organization and got pledges from the state senate and assembly, if reelected, you will go into fair, non partisan redistricting. i hope they do what ed has forced them to commit to. but ther
. florida's favorite manatees finding shelter from the frigid temperatures that threaten their lives. >>> plus, one of the greats in american music is gone. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening to our viewers on the west coast. i'm lester holt in tonight for brian williams. while here in new york we're digging out from a blizzard and florida is thawing out from a deep freeze, it's the west in nature's sights tonight. from washington state to southern california, many folks still recovering from last week's storm are now getting hit again with heavy rain and snow. and all eyes tonight are on some of those soggy, fragile hillsides. it's a late december storm system that forecasters expect to head east, making for a rough start to the new year for a lot of americans. we'll begin our coverage in highland, california, with nbc's kristen welker. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. residents are still cleaning up and digging out after that last storm system. this community, like other parts of the west, spent the day bracing
. freezing in florida. below zero in the midwest. and today won't even be the worst of it. >>> after a weekend of wheeling and dealing, now a deal on the bush-era tax cuts. extending them for everyone. >>> and your profile page is getting a makeover. facebook reveals a redesign for its 500 million users. >>> and good morning, thanks for being with us on this monday. the calendar still says fall but a wintry blast of frigid air is menacing two-thirds of the nation this morning. >> 16 states from the dakotas to florida are in a cold snap but by tonight it will feel like the 20s down in miami. atop of the cold weather, they're bracing for even more snow from michigan to western new york. >> reporter: canada's cold air has dipped so far south, they're feeling it in florida. >> it's going to get colder and colder here. >> i have on a sweatshirt, a turtleneck, two shirts underneath that. >> reporter: get ready for lows for the week. >> part of the overall pattern will be very cold for not only the next several days but perhaps a fewweek weeks. >> reporter: the churning wind will churn up 2
are not dealing with snow in certain areas. and we have ice on the citrus plants in florida. we have to check on what other people are dealing with across the country. good morning, maryland. thanks for joining us on this wednesday morning. i am megan pringle. >> i am charlie crowson. before we get to justwin a check of the forecast, the tie is once again part of the miracle collection in partnership with johns hop kips and joseph a bank. this is called snow tree. you can pick these up and we will show you later in the show maybe a closeup of what it is. aid festive tie. >> aid festive tie and kid design it. if you are looking for a good gift, the ties are it. justin, they have a weather themed one maybe snowmen or snowflakes so we will have to pick one for you. >> charlie said snow tree. >> there you go you got it. >> all right. we will get one. >> what's up madison. >> we have snow on our trees is the big question. >> you sound like a kid on christmas morning. >> we have all the cold air and it's a waste of cold air if it doesn't do something for us, right? 17 right now in bel air. at least
. >>> and it's not taking much snow to cause this pile up. temperatures are causing concern even in florida endangering crops there. >>> another terrorist plot in our backyard is foiled. this time federal agents nabbed a virginia man threatening to blow up the metro system. kelly mcpherson explains the government zeroed in on this suspect in a familiar way. >> reporter: the suspect goes by several different names in life an online. but the fbi believes that they have caught the man who has been threatening bombings online for three weeks. 26-year-old uniss has been arrested for threatening to bomb the dc metro after chatting about it via facebook with his girlfriend. the suspect said he would put the pipe bombs in the third and fifth cars of the trains because that's where more people would be so he could have a deadlier impact. the complainant told the fbi quote you wouldn't do that, he responded watch me. agents raided his arlington, virginia home. our affiliate spoke to his father. >> they couldn't find anything from the bomb. they spend six hours here. >> reporter: younis has only been
seats, florida will gain two. ohio and new york each lose two. >>> and here in maryland, our state population grew 9% from 10 years ago. today more than -- over five million people call maryland home. that is more than in the year 2000. as a result maryland will keep its eight congressional seats. >>> around the nation now, in a story we've been following. we want to show you phillip greavesii, in custody in florida on child obscenity florida. he wrote the controversial book described as a guide for pedophiles. he was booked this morning in a polk county jail and will have a court appearance tomorrow. today he spoke to reporters about how he's used his book. >> i characterize it as a book showing people, who have been improperly represented and how people can improve their own lives so the people that are being incarcerated now can possibly be rehabilitated. >> he was charged with violating the florida obscenity law even though he lives in colorado because he sold and mailed a copy of his book to undercover deputies in florida who requested a copy. the book caused outrage on-line w
the calculus for 2012. hispanic power in the southwest. it also certainly helps the state of florida, which has become a very, very important big and growing state. >>> let me finish tonight with why people on the right are talking state's rights again. what's this talk about that in texas? even in virginia? what's afoot in these confederate states and what's this talk about? what's this battle they're cooking up? i want to know. we start with mitch mcconnell's latest threat against the democrats. david corn is washington bureau chief for mother jones and jonathan allen is with politico. i have never seen a character like this. he seems like a character that only charles dickens would have fully created. somewhere in there was scrooge, i think, or fagan. >> it's christmas season. he's showing lots of chutzpah here. they had 89 fill busters this past congress, which with was a record. they set a record. and he is out there saying, you know what, we are going to come back and do it all over again. he is showing a lot of hubris at a time. you just noted that the president on s.t.a.r.t., and also o
? and if the author lives in colorado how can the state of florida have him arrested? >>> also tonight, promises promises. has keeping them and patsing legislation he said he would turned around president obama's chances for 2012? even if not everyone likes what he's accomplished? you'll hear from both sides. you decide for yourself. >>> and michael vick, he wants a dog. now, he did time for breeding, torturing and fighting them. now he says he wants to show people he genuinely cares. is this like giving matches to an arsonist or a legitimate way to rehabilitate someone? you might be surprised that what some add case for animals have to say. we begin as we always do, "keeping them honest." tonight, the author who advocates pedophilia is in jail. phillip greaves ii arrested at his home today in pueblo, colorado. deputies crossed the country to bust him and the charge? obscenity. they say he sold them a copy, purportedly his last copy, and autographed one of this book called "the pedophile's guide to love and pleasure: a child-lover's code of conduct." got to tell you the title alone is chilling.
@ >> cinco adolescentes murieron en un motel al sur de la florida intoxicados con monÓxido de carbono. la policÍa estÁ investigando el suceso. hasta ahora se cree que los jÓvenes fueron vÍctimas de un trÁgico accidente. >> visiblemente conmovidos, los familiares de cinco jÓvenes con edades entre 20 y 30 aÑos, llegaban esta tarde al hotel ubicado al sur de la florida. esta maÑana,1 de las empleadas del lugar reporto a la policÍa h@ultima horah@h@univisionultim de bomberos. -ayuda. >> vieron que habÍa mucho monóh@ultima horah@h@univisionÁ tres jÓvenes h@ultima horah@de aÑos fueron encontrados en el estacionamiento de un motel en esta misma ciudad. ambas el fijaciones son similares, de dos plantas y con un garaje en la parte inferior que se comunica mediante una escalera con la habitaciÓn. >> hemos investigado los moteles con la misma construcciÓn, ha pasado esto antes. >> todo parece indicar que el automÓvil de las vÍctimas tenÍan problemas en el motor de arranque, lo que motivÓ que los jÓvenes lo dejarncendido h@ulti que incluye un estudio apara determintima horah@
in the southwest. it also certainly helps the state of florida, which has become a very, very important big and growing state. let' finish tonight with why people on the right are talking state's rights again. what's this talk about that in texas? even in virginia? what's the foot in these confederate states and what's this talk about? what's this battle they're cook up? i want to know. we start with mitch mcconnell's latest threat against the democrats. david corn is washington bureau chief for mother jones and jonathan allen is with politico. i have never seen a character like this. he seems like a character that only charles dickens would have created. >> it's christmas season. he's showing lots of chutzpah. he's saying you know what? we're going to come back and do it all over again. you just noted that the president on s.t.a.r.t. and also on don't ask don't tell just figured out how to peel off some of mitch mcconnell's republican allies to pass legislation and yet he's saying, we're going to say no, no, no all the way home. >> let me ask jonathan, your thoughts. here's what i think is
case in florida with 20 or 21 states. you have a specific virginia statute here which says virginians can't be forced to buy health insurance. it occurred to me, that statute didn't have much to do with this. if the federal government has no authority under the commerce clause to require someone to buy insurance in any other state, you didn't feed that statute. >> that statute was most valuable for standing. which was round one. every constitutional law case has two rounds. round one where they try to kick you out. the united states filed a motion to dismiss over the summer. the judge rejected their motion to dismiss, all four arguments. the statute you are referring to which says no virginian can be ordered to buy health insurance against their will, was a great aid to us. you are right it didn't matter in today's decision as to whether or not the mandate was constitutional and the penalty provision, but it did help us get here. that was passed in virginia on a bipartisan basis. we have a democrat senate and republican house. they both had to agree that was an appropriate protection
>> couric: tonight, the mercury heads south. plunging temperatures as far down as florida where the citrus groves are serving frozen orange juice. i'm katie couric. also tonight, the president calls him a true giant of american foreign policy. remembering the man who helped bring peace to bosnia, veteran diplomat richard holbrooke. with u.s. policy in afghanistan undergoing a major review, we'll look at the toll the war is taking on the americans fighting it. and from boom to bust, why so many baby boomer marriages end in divorce. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. for much of the country it's a very good night to be inside. in the north, lake-effect snow is burying areas around the great lakes and arctic air from canada is bringing uncommon cold all the way down to the deep south. a look at the low temperatures, records in some places, tells only part of the story. mark strassmann is in the heart of florida's citrus-growing country and, mark, farmers there
for us tonight. kevin, thanks. >>> this bitter cold has pushed its way into south florida where a hard freeze warning is out for toght. the cold could prove disastrous for farmers, and, of course, the rest of us consumers. our own kerry sanders is in belglade, flida tonight. kerry, good evening. >> reporter: gooevenin brian. florida's governor has established a state of emergency to help farmers. we haven't seen a hard freeze like the one that's forecast here for florida tonight since 1989. florida's often referred to as the winter salad bowl this time of year, becau so much of th fresh food that we get at the grocery store across the nation comes from florida. tonight's strawberry farmers are watching especially closely. they plan to sprinkle their fields with water to create a little ice blanket around the berries, keeping them at a constant 32 degrees if the teeratures drop below. citrus growers are watching closely. they fear if the felts hit 28 degrees or lower for me than four hours, there could be severe damage. orange juice futures today hit three-year highs. meantime, lettuce
>>> and warming up. florida's favorite manatees finding shelter from the frigid temperatures that threaten their lives. >>> one of the greats in american music is gone. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. i'm lester holt in tonight for brian. as the east coast digs out from a blizzard and florida thaws out from a deep freeze, all eyes are turning to the west coast, which is getting walloped again. from washington state to southern california, many residents still recovering from last week's storm, are tonight getting hit with more heavy rain and snow. it's a late december storm system that forecasters expect to head east, making for a rough start to the new year for a lot of americans. we begin our coverage in highland, california with nbc's kristen welker. >> reporter: residents here in highland are still cleaning up and digging out after that last storm system. this community, like many parts of the west, spent the day bracing for the worst. heavy rain pounded southern california's already saturated streets, this after a week of wet
, trying to win an acc crown and in charlotte, frank and his hokies in the acc title game against florida state and with the backup qb and recovering from injury and the backup is greeted rudely off of the tip and with that name, sound familiar? the son of kurt gravea, he's in, 24 yards out and the hokies take the lead second quarter and watch him and i have on you -- you, no, i don't. the hochys -- hokies would not look there and they beat florida state. 44-33. and look who it is, steve spurrier, the south carolina gamecocks facing number one- ranked auburn and this is a long day for the former skins head coach. going up and top to weed open, adam, 54 yards for the score, tigers up 21-7 and played this before the end of the first half. the newton guy is good and to buy some time. this never works. the ball is tipped up and darvin adam comes down with it again and that is -- can't believe it, auburn rolls 15- they will play oregon for the time. >>> off the wall is on the way and you can ever blame god after you made a mistake? >> not for something like dropping a pass in a football game a
stretch of the american south is dealing with some real cold. florida dealing with an ice cold blast of canadian air. our own kerry sanders is with us from plant city, florida, where a lot of valuable crops and products are at risk tonight. kerry, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. florida farmers are watching these freeze warnings very closely tonight. here in central florida, the strawberry growers say if the temperature hits about 28 degrees, it will make the strawberries sweeter. but any lower than that, it could ruin the crop. florida's winter strawberry crop began to ripen just a week ago. now there's a race to pick every ripe strawberry before the freeze. the plan, to sprinkle the field with water, creating a blanket of ice. that will keep the unpicked berries at a constant 32 degrees. >> what we going to save tonight is what we're going to pick in two to three weeks. >> reporter: florida strawberries and citrus are valued at more than $1.4 billion. residents across the state are pulls out the winter wear. tourists who traveled to florida on vacation are getting a
blanket of arctic air blasting out of canada, all the way down to florida, making for more than a dozen record lows already in the southeast. that's where we start tonight with matt gutman in west palm beach, florida. >> reporter: a freak blizzard, just 60 miles from detroit engulfed an ontario highway, burying cars and straending more than 300. after nearly 30 hours, the canadian military air lifted families to warming centers. and those arctic tentacles have lunged southward, freezing fountains in atlanta, dumping snow in north carolina and turning florida groves into ice sculptures. farmers like brad battled the cold all night. so, what crops got hit hardest? >> any of your leafy type crops. tomatoes, bell peppers, any of the real leafy type. >> reporter: and it not over. >> we're predicted to have about the same scenario as we did last night. >> reporter: last night's freeze and tonight's cold could destroy hundreds of millions of dollars both of crops. farmers strayed water, hoping to cocoon crops at 32 degrees. recently, farms have dispatched helicopters which fly low to fan warme
on this question, two have ruled in our favor. >> reporter: this case and another in florida with arguments on thursday are high-profile. the plaintiffs are the state themselves in the florida case, 20 of them. >> part of the health care system obviously needs to be fixed. yeah, expenses are out of control, and everyone's needs are not being met right now. but there are better solutions than giving up our freedom. >> reporter: that's a point courts could take months or years to decide. a senior obama administration says the department of justice most likely will appeal the case. a case that may end up in the supreme court. abc news, washington. >>> time 5:34. 21 degrees outside. president obama says diplomat richard holbrooke was true giant of american foreign policy. president went onto call him one tough son of a gun. he died last night after having heart surgery. holbrooke was hospitalize after colappetting -- collapsing at state department e played a key role in the afghan peace effort and brokered a peace agreement between the warring bosnian factions. >>> michael steele plans to run
charged with 50 counts of felony possession of marijuana in the first degree. >>> and in the florida keys, santa took a short break from the christmas rush. he donned his scuba gear and he went on an excursion at the florida keys national marine sanctuary, the oldest underwater preserve in the u.s. and old saint nick even got some face time with a goliath grouper that seemed equally fascinated. everybody loves santa. and now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. bill, good morning. >> lynn, i was going to say, what's the guy doing running a red light with that much marijuana in his car? >> we were wondering the same thing we were just discussing this story. >> then, again, to have that much marijuana in your car. lynn, i've got some amazing pictures to show you. we've had quite the storm system hitting california. even downtown l.a. has had about four inches of rain. but up in the mountains, we've had a lot more. oceana, california, has picked up as much as 6 to 8 inches of rain. there's flooding as you ca
of 12 seats affecting 18 different states. those states gaining seats include arizona, florida, georgia, nevada, south carolina, texas, utah, and washington. as you can see on the graphic. those losing seats are illinois, iowa, louisiana, massachusetts, michigan, missouri, new jersey, new york, ohio, and pennsylvania. for 32 states, there is no change. texas gained the most seats this decade, a total four, and indeed has gained seats for seven consecutive decades. the next graphic shows the national staff shot of the 2010 census apportionment of the u.s. house of representatives. california will have 53 seats. texas will have 36. new york and florida will each have 27. seven states will have only one representative. the average population size of each house district will be 710,767 persons, and this is up from 646,952 at this time in 2000. i might note that in 1790, each representative represented 34,000 people overall. population change. over the last 100 years, the rate of growth of the u.s. population has gradually slowed, and this is as you can see from the red line on this graphic.
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to higher ground. >>> meanwhile, farmers in florida are spending an anxious night trying to save their crop. citrus fruit and tomatoes are especially vulnerable. >> with more on the deep freeze we're joined by accuweather's ava dinges. good morning to you, ava. >> good morning, rob and vinita. a legitimate reason for some people in florida to grab their winter coats. here we're taking a look at morning temperatures. 18 in jacksonville. tampa 30. even miami 35. but some low-lying areas could even be to that freezing mark. and it's really because the cold air is coming in across the central tier of the country, sliding its way all the way into florida. while portions of central florida may be into the 20s, it may be even warmer than that to start the day in new york city. 21 in new york city, where jacksonville is looking to be at 18 degrees. all this cold air in the east has also been sparking up lake-effect snow. heavy snow in northern indiana, continuing throughout the day. also eastern ohio, east of cleveland, all the way back into buffalo. some locations have already seen a foot of snow
will work with you. >> i spoke with one of the governor's elect at the meeting, the florida republican rick scott. governor-elect, thank you for coming in. congrachlations the you. >> thanks a lot. >> did you like what you heard from the president and the vice president? >> well, yeah. they talked about reaching out and those things, but at the same time, our biggest problem is medicaid. i'd like to get a bloc grant and let us have flexibility, and there is not a lot of interest in, that and that is a negative. in florida, we are worried about the deficit. there doesn't seem to be much progress made on that, and so, we will see. it was good. >> did you have any one-on-one opportunity to speak to the president or the vice president? because there were a whole bunch of other governors elect. >> yes, there were many governor there, and we talked about medicaid and the affordable health care act and the ep, and things like that, but yeah. >> did you leave encouraged thinking that you can work with these guys? >> who knows. they said that like on the medicaid which is a big problem, well, with e
more than 50 people in nine countries. fox news weather alert. and a deep freeze in florida for the third time this month. reportedly costing state farmers millions of dollars in damages. the forecasters say this has been one of florida's coldesters in decades. temperatures are into the 20's yesterday. but we are told it has been roughest on vegetables like peppers, sweet corn, and string beans and while the weather is starting to warm up a bit, officials say much of the damage is already done. we have team fox coverage around the country. and now the latest on the east comb blizzard but, first, phil from south florida. phil, there is still a state of emergency in effect because of the cold, right? >>reporter: absolutely. the governor did extend the state of emergency for florida, specifically as it deals with the cold snaps. and the impact on the agriculture industry. it extends, or, rather, extends, how do you put it. the nonenforcement of weight restrictions on 18-wheeler which are so critical and important for scrambling what is salvageable from the croups and getting th
: that is the truth. fox news weather alert, a blast of arctic air threatening citrus crops in florida. we're going to take you there first. farmers trying to salvage what they can as the chill sets in. you can see it for yourself. florida is the world's largest fruit producer after brazil. it could drive up the cost of orange juice and georges at the supermarket. jon: folks are bundling up big time in new york city. temperatures here now are in the 20s. find of feels like that in the newsroom right now doesn't it. jenna: it does. jon: the wind makes it feel like single digit. upstate new york is worse off with colder temps and lake-effect-snow blowing through much of the area. jenna: the cold weather stretches all the way down south, not in southern california, which is down south, snow in the tennessee valley is creating treacherous driving conditions throughout that region. roads through cha chat a chatana mess. police are having difficulty getting to all the people who actually need help. jon: you're a northern california gal but you'd probably make an exception and head south. jenna: probably
of snow. they could another another foot or more throughout the day. all the way into florida. starting off the day, cities like jacksonville barely into the teens. cities like orlando, into the 20s. even miami, near record 35 to start off their morning hours. they may need to grab winter coats as they step outdoors. in the northwest, still watching that rain push on in. >> ava, thanks. >> here's a look at some of the day's highs around the nation. 30 in new york. 31 in baltimore. 34 in atlanta. after freezing morning temps along the gulf coast, new orleans gets up to 50. and dallas 62. those are the highs. >> unbelievable. 20s from kansas city to detroit. a biting 7 degrees in minneapolis. just 10 in fargo. meanwhile, 40s from seattle to billings. a wet 50 in portland. and 64 in colorado springs. >>> the 12-year-old virginia girl kidnapped after her mother was killed is reunited with her dad and the rest of her family. britney smith was escorted back to virginia last night three days after she was found unharmed in san francisco with her mother's boyfriend. jeffrey eastly is a prime su
of the story. mark strassmann is in the heart of florida's citrus-growing country and, mark, farmers there are understandably worried tonight. >> reporter: they really have to be, katie. these... 70% of these groves supply america's citrus and these crops are now in a real desperate fight for survival. it's part of the deep freeze that grips so much of america. in wintery central florida, citrus farmers were frozen by fear. john arnold's crop faced ruin. >> well, we haven't slept in a day and a half. >> reporter: that's scary. >> yeah. >> reporter: overnight, freezing temperatures menace it had state's billion-dollar citrus crop, two thirds of it unharvested. but good news. so, for instance, this, will this be in good shape? >> yup. >> reporter: good shape? >> yup. >> reporter: an overnight low here of 28, but not low enough or long enough to kill the crop. 27 degrees or lower, lasting four or five hours, would be devastating. >> as you can see, it's still juicy, but it was close. two or three more hours and we would have lost this crop. >> reporter: across much of the southeast, tem
to the south now, and a lot of records are falling. >>> moment of crisis. a man pulls out a gun at a florida school board meeting and opening fire. tonight, the ordinary folks who did extraordinary things right at that moment. >>> the tax deal breezes through the senate but it's hardly over. >>> also tonight, at americans are saying about where we're headed. numbers from our new poll. >>> "making a difference" for tens of thousands of kids who pour their heart out to santa this time of year. >>> and he's just 26-year-old old. you're about to see his face all over the place. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television . >>> good evening. for 85 million americans, the temperature did not go above freezing today, and it won't tonight. this nasty and relentless winter weather system now stretches so far to the south, the florida keys set a record for cold today. 15 american cities broke records today, 11 of them in florida. close to 40% of the land mass in the continental u.s. remains snow covered. last night people had to be rescued from their vehicles in the snow.
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